At Schoemann Plastic Surgery near Carlsbad, Dr. Schoemann sees hundreds of women each year who are interested in changing the size and shape of their breasts through breast augmentation. In fact, as a double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, this procedure is the most popular one he performs.

With years of experience honing his surgical skills, Dr. Schoemann understands exactly which surgical option to use for each patient to provide them with the aesthetic improvement they are seeking. No matter your reason for choosing breast augmentation, you can trust that he has your best interest and happiness in mind, and will work with you to develop a surgical plan that will provide you with attractive and balanced results you will be proud to show off.

Breast Augmentation Explained

Breast augmentation is an elective surgical procedure that board-certified surgeons like Dr. Schoemann use to provide women with improvement to the appearance of their breasts by changing their size and shape with breast implants. Carlsbad women who have asymmetrical breasts, breasts that have deflated after pregnancy or weight loss, or even those who are seeking breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will benefit from breast augmentation.

The breast augmentation procedure can be performed using a variety of surgical techniques and can be customized using different types and shapes of breast implants. When you meet with Dr. Schoemann for your initial consultation, he will explain exactly how he can address your specific concerns and achieve your desired results through breast augmentation.


Meet North County San Diego’s Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schoemann

Having obtained a highly exceptional education, Dr. Schoemann has perfected his surgical skills in the areas of plastic and reconstructive surgeries of the body, face, and hands. He began his career working with children where he primarily performed craniofacial surgery. These skills that he mastered early on, have made him uniquely equipped to artfully perform even the most meticulous of cosmetic surgical procedures. Every day, Dr. Schoemann provides men and women in the Carlsbad area with stunning, life-changing results.

Dr. Schoemann holds certifications with both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as memberships with the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons


What Are the Key Benefits to Getting a Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation offers women in Carlsbad with many benefits, including:

Increased Breast Volume

This is one of the biggest benefits of breast augmentation, and it is one of the most common reasons why women choose this procedure in the first place. To improve the volume of the breasts, Dr. Schoemann works with each individual patient to choose the perfect breast implant to achieve their desired results.

Improvement of Self-Esteem

A woman’s breasts can bring her confidence, or they can cause her to feel embarrassed or ashamed. Those who have breasts they feel are too small can regain their self-confidence by choosing breast augmentation to achieve a more natural-looking figure.

Correction of Asymmetrical Breasts

While every woman is born with some degree of asymmetry in their breasts, the truth is that some suffer from breasts that are noticeably different in size or shape—so much so that the difference can be seen through normal clothing. During breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann can use breast implants of different volumes to balance out the breasts and provide women with a more natural-looking appearance.


Am I a Candidate to Receive a Breast Augmentation?

To find out if you are a good candidate to receive a breast augmentation, the optimal thing for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schoemann at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. During your appointment, he will perform a patient screening to determine whether or not breast augmentation is right for you.

Good candidates for breast augmentation include those who are physically and mentally healthy, who can maintain a stable, healthy weight, those whose breasts are fully developed, and who are at the correct age to receive breast implants.


A Breast Augmentation Perfect For

Breast augmentation is perfect for women in the Carlsbad area who are unhappy with the size and shape of their breasts. For many, changes to their breasts have occurred after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Other women who have limited natural breast tissue, or those who participate in weight training, can choose breast augmentation to achieve a curvier figure. Breast augmentation is a procedure that is customized to help each patient achieve their ideal silhouette by using advanced techniques to accentuate each patient’s body type and structure.


It Is Not So Perfect for

Breast augmentation alone is not so ideal for Carlsbad women who are unhappy with the position of their breasts on their chest wall. In other words, women whose breasts sag or droop cannot be corrected by breast augmentation. If you want your breasts to be perkier, talk to Dr. Schoemann about a breast lift. He can even combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation if you are interested in achieving larger, fuller breasts as well as breasts that are restored to their natural position on the chest wall.


How Old Do I Have to Be to Get a Breast Augmentation?

To protect young women physically, as the body needs time to complete development before augmentation occurs, and emotionally, to ensure a patient is choosing the procedure from a mature position, the FDA requires women to be at least 18 to receive saline-filled implants, and at least 22 to receive silicone-filled implants. If breast augmentation is performed before development has been completed, unwanted changes to the final results could occur.


Before and After

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Dr. Schoemann spends intentional time with every breast augmentation patient to determine the best course of action so that he can achieve their desired results.

“One-year post breast augmentation, and I could not be happier. Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, and I was so glad to find him.” M.M


I Live in Carlsbad, So what Are the Costs Involved for a Breast Augmentation in the Surrounding North County San Diego Area?

The cost of breast augmentation in the north county San Diego area is not one that is set in stone because it is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. The overall cost of breast augmentation will vary from patient to patient and will be affected by the type of breast implant chosen, the profile of the breast implant, the surgical procedure used, the placement of the incisions, and the condition of the skin at the time of surgery. When you visit with Dr. Schoemann for your initial breast augmentation consultation, he will provide you with a cost breakdown of your individualized treatment plan upon your departure.

Surgeon’s Fees

During your initial consultation, Dr. Schoemann will explain your surgical options, and the two of you will work together to develop a treatment plan for your breast augmentation. He will then provide you with specific information regarding his fees for your breast augmentation based on that plan.

The Facility

Your facility fees will be provided in your cost estimate during your initial consultation. Because we perform surgery on-site in our AAAASF-accredited facility, we are able to control overall costs as compared to the costs that are typically incurred in a hospital setting.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is provided by our certified anesthetists at our on-site surgical facility. The cost of anesthesia will be determined based on your specific surgical needs and medical health history.

Prescription Medications

Before your breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann will provide you with prescription medications, which may include pain medication and antibiotics. The cost of these prescriptions will depend on whether or not you have insurance and the type of coverage you have.

A Rough Estimate of Total Costs for a Breast Augmentation in Carlsbad

The total cost for a breast augmentation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery will be determined based on the above-mentioned factors and is tailored to each individual patient. Generally speaking, a breast augmentation could cost between $6,500 – $7,500.


Breast Augmentation Procedure Process Explained

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Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia at Schoemann Plastic Surgery’s on-site, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility. Dr. Schoemann begins the procedure by creating an incision in the fold where the breast meets the chest wall or around the areola—as previously established in your surgical plan—where he will create a breast pocket. Once the breast pocket has been created, he will place the breast implant and close the incision with sutures and surgical adhesives. You will then be taken to a comfortable recovery room where our nurses will monitor you as you wake up from the effects of your anesthesia.

The Consultation

It is important to Dr. Schoemann that each of his patients feel well-informed and confident about their choice for plastic surgery. Therefore, during your initial consultation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery, he will take time to perform a full examination of your breasts, listen as you describe why you are seeking breast augmentation, talk to you about the different surgical options available, and answer any questions you have regarding the procedure.

What Should I Do in Preparation for a Breast Augmentation?

Before you visit Dr. Schoemann for your breast augmentation procedure, you will need to prepare by visiting your primary care physician to ensure you are healthy enough for elective surgery. You will also need to arrange for a trusted friend or family member to bring you to your appointment, and stay with you for 24 hours. Be sure to stop using tobacco products for at least 2 weeks before your scheduled surgery date, stop using aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs that could lead to excessive bleeding, and adjust your daily medications as directed.

How Long Does a Breast Augmentation Procedure Take?

Breast augmentation generally takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the choices you make for your procedure. All breast augmentation procedures are performed in our cutting-edge, on-site, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility, which allows Dr. Schoemann the ability to work as efficiently and effectively as if he were in a traditional hospital setting.

What Is a Breast Augmentation Like During Surgery? Is It painful?

Breast augmentation surgery is not painful. This is because Dr. Schoemann administers general anesthesia during the actual procedure to ensure his patients are completely asleep while he works. General anesthesia not only puts patients to sleep, but it ensures they do not feel anything either.

It is important to point out that while you will not feel anything during your actual surgery, once the effects of your anesthesia wear off, you may begin to feel uncomfortable. To avoid discomfort or pain after your surgery, begin taking the pain medication provided by Dr. Schoemann as directed and on a schedule, so you remain comfortable.

What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery After A Breast Augmentation?

Your recovery after breast augmentation will take several months. However, you will begin to see your final results within 6 weeks once the postoperative swelling in your breasts has subsided. Upon your discharge, you will receive a detailed list of postoperative instructions from Dr. Schoemann, which should be followed carefully to ensure you remain healthy during your recovery and avoid postoperative complications.

How Long Will the Results Last? Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants in the Future?

On average, breast augmentation results last 10-20 years. However, there are lifestyle factors that can affect the duration of your results, including:

  • Extreme weight loss or weight gain
  • Aging skin
  • Smoking and other tobacco use

While it is not always the case, there are instances in which breast implants may need to be replaced:

  • You are unhappy with their appearance
  • Capsular contracture
  • Your implants have moved within the breast pocket
  • Implant rupture
  • You have pain or discomfort caused by your breast implants

Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Breast Augmentation

Before choosing to have a breast augmentation, Dr. Schoemann recommends women take time to truly consider the question, “Who am I doing this for?” Any type of plastic surgery procedure should be done for the betterment of you, the patient. You should never choose plastic surgery to make someone else happy. Additionally, before you have a breast augmentation, be sure that you can set aside enough time to recover properly before you get back to your normal daily activities.

Implant Types for Breast Augmentation. Which Is the Best for Me?

The most commonly used breast implant types are saline implants and silicone implants—both of which are approved by the FDA. When you visit with Dr. Schoemann for your breast augmentation consultation, he will show you the different types and discuss the pros and cons of each so you can choose the one that will achieve your goals.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants have a silicone shell and are filled with silicone gel. This type of breast implant mimics the look and feel of natural breasts and is preferred by most women in the Carlsbad area. Because silicone breast implants maintain their shape during a rupture, women who choose this type of breast implants will need to have an MRI every 3-5 years to ensure they have not experienced a rupture.

Saline Gel Breast Implants

Saline breast implants have a silicone shell and are filled with a sterile saline solution. They mimic bags of water and move more freely within the breast pocket. This type of breast implant is a great choice for women in the Carlsbad area who are undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, or those who have naturally asymmetrical breasts, as Dr. Schoemann can micro-adjust saline implants to a precise size.

Are There any Risks Involved in Getting Breast Implants?

Though not common, there are risks involved in getting breast implants. Before your breast augmentation with Dr. Schoemann, he will review these risks, which could include:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Capsular contracture
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Infection
  • Wrinkling of the skin
  • Undesirable scarring
  • Accumulation of fluid
  • Decreased sensation in the nipples or breasts
  • Reaction to anesthesia

If you have any questions regarding the risks of breast augmentation, be sure to ask Dr. Schoemann.

Should I Get Breast Implants? Is It Really Worth It?

Breast augmentation is a decision only you can make. You should never feel pressured by anyone else to have any type of plastic surgery. If you are unhappy and fed-up with the appearance of your breasts, and you believe breast implants will help you become the best version of yourself, then breast implants are definitely worth it!


Get a Breast Augmentation at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!

Dr. Schoemann has years of experience providing women in the Carlsbad area with amazing results through breast augmentation, and he can help you achieve your goals, too! He utilizes the latest technologies and only uses safe, proven techniques to provide effective, natural-looking results. With so many ways to customize breast augmentation, you can rest assured that Dr. Schoemann will be able to provide you the results you have been dreaming of.

If you are ready to schedule your initial consultation, call (760) 487-2520 today, and a member of our outstanding team will be happy to assist you.